Benck Family History

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Benck Name Meaning

North German: from a reduced form of Benecke.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Wenck, Enck, Henck, Beck, Bence, Deck, Bennick, Mencke, Geck, Tanck

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Benck Family Origin

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Benck Family Occupations

What did your Benck ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Cabinet Maker, Farmer and Hat & Cap Dealer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Benck. The most common Benck occupation in the USA was Cabinet Maker. 25% of Benck's were Cabinet Makers. A less common occupation for the Benck family was Laborer.

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  • Cabinet Maker

  • Farmer

  • Hat & Cap Dealer

  • Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Benck ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Benck Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Benck. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Benck census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 419 immigration records available for the last name Benck. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 258 military records available for the last name Benck. For the veterans among your Benck ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Benck Life Expectancy

What is the average Benck lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Benck life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Benck in 1964 was 65, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Benck

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Benck ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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